Not getting clients you want?
Not getting paid what you’re truly worth?
We’ve been there.
1. Lack of new clients
For some reason, the phone’s not ringing, nobody’s knocking at your door to pay for your services. You need to eat too..
2. Trouble raising rates.
The clients you get for some reason aren’t willing to pay your usual fee. They haggle you down and you take it because you have no choice.
3. Getting paid is difficult
Clients try to tell you how to do your job. They exceed scope and you can’t do anything about it because your agreement isn’t robust. They even delay payment.
4. The cycle repeats itself
When you finally finish the work, the same things happen, you continue either getting bad clients, charging fees that are too low or ending up in raw deals.
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Starting Your Freelancing Business
If you’re not sure, or just getting started. Read articles in this category to get into the right state of mind to take the leap into a thriving freelance career.
Branding and Positioning
The way clients perceive you and your brand will affect everything about the engagement from price to whether you win the deal or not. Learn how to position yourself correctly.
Marketing Your Business
New clients are the lifeblood of your freelance business. If you don’t consistently get new work, your business will start to become unsustainable. Learn ways to get new clients regularly.
Pricing Your Services
Are you selling yourself short? Learn different ways to price your services so you get paid what you’re worth and build a business that brings you enough income.
Writing Winning Proposals
So you’ve got the lead, the next step is to sell them your services. To do that you’ll have to write effetive proposals. Learn how to frame your offerings.
Building a Sustainable Business
Once you get the deal, you’d think your home-free. Now you’ll need to deliver and manage the client. Avoid the common pitfalls and learn the right way to run your business.
Attaining Work-Life Balance
Are you doing crazy hours freelancing? That’s not why you left your last job. Learn how to freelance without killing yourself and driving everyone else bonkers.
Hiring and Growing Your Business
You’re getting good deal-flow and it’s working out really well for you. Now it’s time to really work on your business so you can build a strong team and start reaping the rewards.